Bayo


Female, graphite on paper, 22 x 30 in, 2011

The Elephant, graphite and watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 in, 2011

The Wave, graphite and watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in, 2011

Hell’s Door, graphite and watercolor on paper, 16 x 20 in, 2011

Cornelius, graphite on paper, 22 x 30 in, 2011

The Tea Pot, graphite and watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 in, 2011

Kingdomless, graphite and watercolor on paper, 16 x 20 in, 2011

 

“Bayo”s (a.k.a. Eduardo Flores) work depicts cheerless and melancholic worlds, where the main character is the psyque, as an epicenter of implosion and confrontation among the diverse layers of the subconscious level. Sometimes euphoric, sometimes epic, sometimes psychotic, his draw denotes such a trajectory where we are constantly infected with the deepest anxiety. His characters tend to avoid frontal sight, just like whoever notices contact as a mere exposition of his/her own fragility. Just as much as the arbitrariness of his forms allow us to see that he pays no devotion to the statutes of reason. His pieces travel throughout the harshness of obsessive details, the vagueness of repetition, and the sudden outbreak of movement. All of this in order to express the architecture of his emotions, with such a complexity that can”t be put as subtle.” – Evan Rodd

Bayo’s Website




  • His drawings are really quite dark and sad. I quite like that all of his characters share similar facial features – a very unified body of work.